Jessica’s Blog: A Month of Ashtanga

Written by Jessica Young. Posted in Jessica's Blog, Spirit, Yoga

Week Three Highlights

Day 17

yoga matI was depressed this morning on the mat. I sat with my head in my hands not really knowing what to do. I didn’t want to practice yoga. I didn’t want to do anything.

Then I remembered what Angela Jamison said about the practice: it’s always there. It’s there when you’re sick or sad or lonely, just like it’s there when you’re triumphant or jubilant. In that way, it’s kind of like a friend, like someone or something you commune with daily. I don’t know if it’s a comfort to you, but I suppose it’s a kind of touchstone, one thing in our lives that isn’t variable.

Jessica’s Blog: Week Two Highlights

Written by Jessica Young. Posted in Jessica's Blog, Yoga

Day 10

yoga downward dogIt’s hard to determine the level of change in my body from one day to the next. Change happens when you’re not looking, right? The way the moon rises, or the way a snail moves across a leaf. So things feel different from the inside—feet that are super-tight and in need of the little orange ball to stand on; hips that feel like something deep inside is moving, but I can’t be sure what it is—but what’s different? I can’t tell by looking, and I can’t see any difference.

Meet a Ms. Fit: Dianne Bondy!

Written by Jessica Young. Posted in Body, Featured Posts, Meet a Ms. Fit, Think, Yoga

Dianne Bondy is a champion of yoga for everybody and every body.

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The owner and chief operator of Eastside Yoga Studio in Windsor Ontario and host and teacher of various online yoga classes, Dianne believes that yoga is accessible for all of us. As a full-figured African-Canadian woman, Dianne wants to bring yoga to people who think yoga is only for young, skinny, straight white girls. She also wants to change society’s perception of what a yogi looks like and make yoga a more inclusive practice and culture for all of us.

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